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    Franklin D. Roosevelt: Signed White House Admittance Pass.
    -June 3, 1933. 4.5" x 3.5". With the original transmittal envelope.
    -About fine.

    An original entry pass issued to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Grimes of Edgemoor, Maryland and good for entry at the east gate of the White House. The printed card reads: "The White House/ Admit at East Gate/ Not Transferable/ June 3, 1933/ Display on Windshield of Car" under which FDR signs his name in black ink "Franklin D. Roosevelt". Sold with the original transmittal envelope featuring "The White House" in gilt in the return space of the envelope. The Grimes family was an old Democratic political family from Maryland.


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    An original and signed White House admittance pass card, with original transmittal envelope, signed by FDR during the first Hundred Days of the New Deal, on June 3, 1933. The pass card, which measures 3 ½ x 4 ½," was sent to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Grimes of Edgemoor, Maryland, and states: "The White House/ Admit at East Gate/ Not Transferable/ June 3, 1933/ Display on Windshield of Car," under which FDR signs in black ink "Franklin D. Roosevelt." The Grimes family was an old, Democratic political family from Maryland. A terrific signed FDR memento from the Hundred Days that initiated the New Deal.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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